Friday, February 11, 2011

A Double Blessing!!

The GOOD news just keeps on coming. My sister, who has been trying for 2 years for her second child, just found out today that she's pregnant too!!!! She had taken several rounds of Clomid and had done an IUI and none of it helped her to get pregnant. They had taken a break this past cycle and to all of our surprise, she's Pregnant!!! We are so excited to go through our pregnancies together. Our babies are literally due within days of one another!!! Needless to say our parents are just ecstatic. God works in mysterious ways and he's given our family a double blessing. We are so thankful. :-)

Ashlee and I when we were little. She's 3 1/2 years younger than me. (I'm on the right, she's on the left.)

Ashlee and I just a couple years ago. (I'm on the left, she's on the right.)


And so excited!!

Wednesday night I started feeling really sick to my stomach and it lasted for quite a while until I was finally able to fall asleep. When I woke up Thursday morning for work I felt a little bit better, but in the back of my mind I thought, maybe the sickness is... "morning sickness" or it could be the flu, or something I ate, but there's one way to find out. :-) I had a left over test from last month, and though I was trying to wait til I actually missed my "time of the month", that test was very tempting. It was 1 or 2 days before my cycle was supposed to start back up again and I've read many women who are able to get a positive result at 12 days past ovulation (which is what day I was on), so I figured it was worth a try. After many many months of getting negatives, I was convinced this month would be the same. After all, it was only my first month of taking Clomid, and most women don't get pregnant the first try. But to my total shock, the test said "Pregnant". I couldn't believe it and still am having a hard time wrapping my head around it. I just started shaking I was so excited.

Now to tell Jake!! He was still sleeping at the time and I didn't really want to wake him because I knew he wouldn't be able to go back to sleep after he got the news. So I put the positive test in our medicine cabinet so it would be a surprise. :-) Of course, he being a total man, didn't notice it. So I told him he better go take a second look. LOL. He was like, "is this for real". Those were my same thoughts when I saw the positive. Yep its for real. He was just as excited as I was. He's been telling everyone, which surprises me in a way. Jake's not really what I would consider a "kid" person. He was the one that kept wanting to wait to have kids. I of course was ready about a year after we got married, but Jake wanted to wait, so we did. I'm thrilled that he's so excited!

So now we're praying for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. I called the Dr. office yesterday and we scheduled my first appt. for March 11th. She told me all the things I need to be doing to stay healthy and she also figured that my due date should be somewhere around October 19th!!! Which I'm really happy about because we don't have any October birthdays on either side of our family. I'm also excited cause I'll get to dress them up in a cute little costume for Halloween!!! My sister thought of that one. :-)

So thats our good news, and I'll definitely keep you guys updated with all my pregnancy happenings. Continue to keep us in your prayers.